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Guckert, Mary; Mastropieri, Margo A.; Scruggs, Thomas E. – Exceptionality, 2016
Although evidence-based practices are considered critical to student success, a research-to-practice gap exists. This qualitative study examined practicing special education teachers' perceptions of their use of evidence-based practices. Special education teachers were interviewed and their classroom practices examined. Major themes emerged and…
Descriptors: Special Education Teachers, Evidence Based Practice, Research and Development, Theory Practice Relationship
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Ullery, Mary Anne; Katz, Lynne – Exceptionality, 2016
This study examined the rates of special education placement during middle school grades (sixth through eighth) among children who participated in the Linda Ray Intervention Program (LRIP) center-based and home-based learning modalities. The study sample included 113 children in Miami Dade County Public Schools who had gestational cocaine exposure…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Placement, Special Education, Early Intervention
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Thurlow, Martha L.; Wu, Yi-Chen; Lazarus, Sheryl S.; Ysseldyke, James E. – Exceptionality, 2016
Federal regulations indicate that the achievement gap must be closed between subgroups, including the gap between special education and non-special education students. We explored the ways in which achievement trends are influenced by three methods of reporting (cross-sectional, cohort-static, and cohort-dynamic). We also investigated (a) the ways…
Descriptors: Special Education, Achievement Gap, Mathematics Achievement, Change
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Leaf, Justin B.; Leaf, Jeremy A.; Alcalay, Aditt; Kassardjian, Alyne; Tsuji, Kathleen; Dale, Stephanie; Ravid, Daniel; Taubman, Mitchell; McEachin, John; Leaf, Ronald – Exceptionality, 2016
This study compared most-to-least prompting to flexible prompt fading for teaching four children with an autism spectrum disorder various expressive tasks. Using a parallel treatment design nested into a multiple probe design, researchers taught each participant how to expressively label six pictures with most-to-least prompting and six pictures…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Prompting, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Ernst, William J.; Gallo, Adrienne B.; Sellers, Amanda L.; Mulrine, Jessica; MacNamara, Luciana; Abrahamson, Allison; Kneavel, Meredith – Exceptionality, 2016
The purpose of this study is to determine knowledge of traumatic brain injury among educators. Few studies have examined knowledge of traumatic brain injury in this population and fewer still have included a substantial proportion of general education teachers. Examining knowledge of traumatic brain injury in educators is important as the vast…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Neurological Impairments, Teacher Characteristics, Questionnaires
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Burke, Meghan M.; Dalmage, Heather – Exceptionality, 2016
Although students with disabilities are over-represented in the juvenile justice system and frequently receive poor educational services, few studies have examined strategies to increase compliance with student needs and individualized education programs. In this study, we conducted interviews with eight probation officers in the Advocacy Unit of…
Descriptors: Special Education, Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, Caseworkers
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Missett, Tracy C.; Azano, Amy Price; Callahan, Carolyn M.; Landrum, Kimberly – Exceptionality, 2016
Twice-exceptional students show evidence of high academic performance or potential and also have a disability that impedes their ability to learn. Twice-exceptional students remain under-represented in gifted programs, and some researchers attribute such under-representation to the negative beliefs and low expectations about twice-exceptional…
Descriptors: Teacher Expectations of Students, Gifted Disabled, Special Education, Case Studies
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Lee, Heok In; Rojewski, Jay W.; Gregg, Noel – Exceptionality, 2016
Using data from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2, a propensity score analysis revealed significant causal effects for a secondary career and technical education (CTE) concentration on the postsecondary work outcomes of adolescents with high-incidence disabilities. High school students identified as CTE concentrators (three or more high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Disabilities, Secondary Education, Employment
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Popova, Svetlana; Lange, Shannon; Burd, Larry; Nam, Seungree; Rehm, Jürgen – Exceptionality, 2016
The current study aimed to estimate the cost associated with special education among children (5 to 14 years) with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in elementary and middle school by sex, age group, and province and territory in Canada. It was estimated that there were 6,520 students with FASD receiving special education in Canada in…
Descriptors: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Special Education, Children, Elementary School Students
Shogren, Karrie A.; Shaw, Leslie A.; Little, Todd D. – Exceptionality, 2016
Secondary data analysis was used to develop and examine disability-related differences in outcome constructs from the National Longitudinal Transition Study-2. Findings suggest that outcome constructs could be created that represented key elements of quality of life domains including social relationships, financial independence, financial…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Disabilities, Data Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Shogren, Karrie A.; Wehmeyer, Michael L.; Lane, Kathleen L. – Exceptionality, 2016
Schools are increasingly exploring the implementation of multitiered systems of support. This article reviews the literature pertaining to efforts to promote self-determination to provide initial direction as to how interventions and supports to promote self-determination could be implemented within a tiered framework. The intent is to provide…
Descriptors: Intervention, Self Determination, Literature Reviews, Disabilities
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Glang, Ann; Ettel, Deborah; Todis, Bonnie; Gordon, Wayne A.; Oswald, Jennifer M.; Vaughn, Susan L.; Connors, Susan H.; Brown, Margaret – Exceptionality, 2015
Long-term follow-up studies conducted during the K-12 school years suggest that challenges related to childhood traumatic brain injury (TBI) tend to persist or worsen over time. A 1999 survey of State Directors of Special Education revealed that most states had emerging initiatives for children with TBI and were expanding their capacity to serve…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Student Personnel Services, Special Needs Students
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Villarreal, Victor – Exceptionality, 2015
This study examined the educational environment placement and educational outcomes of students identified as having an emotional disturbance (ED). The sample was drawn from special education enrollment data for students aged 6-21 years in the 50 states and Washington, DC in 2010. Additional economic and demographic state-level variables were…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Outcomes of Education, Special Needs Students, State Surveys
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Walker, Virginia L.; Smith, Carol G. – Exceptionality, 2015
The purpose of this literature review is to describe intervention research studies in which paraprofessionals received training applicable to student with disabilities. Thirty studies were systematically reviewed to identify (a) characteristics of study participants and settings, (b) characteristics of paraprofessional training and…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Disabilities, Literature Reviews, Training
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Bossaert, Goele; Colpin, Hilde; Pijl, Sip Jan; Petry, Katja – Exceptionality, 2015
This study focuses on companionship, intimacy, and support of reciprocated friendships of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), students with motor and/or sensory disabilities, and typically developing students with their classmates at the start of mainstream secondary school. The study included 1379 typically developing students, 65…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Friendship, Mainstreaming, Inclusion
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